What do parents want to see their children accomplish in 2013? Not surprisingly: clean their room and get more engaged at school. But in general, make better choices.
Almost seven in eight (87%) U.S. parents of children ages 6-17 want to choose a New Year’s resolution for their child or children, according to a new Harris Interactive survey for K¹² Inc., a leading provider of technology-powered individualized education for students in pre-kindergarten through high school.
When asked which New Year’s resolutions, if any, they would select on behalf of their children, parents picked the following:
Top Five Resolutions for Kids:
- Clean up their room more often (47%)
- Be more engaged in school (33%)
- Have healthier eating habits (33%)
- Get more physical activity (33%)
- Play fewer video games (29%)
Other resolutions parents wish their children would make include minding manners (24%), better hygiene (22%), texting less and reading more (21%), being a better friend (11%) and other (4%).
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Overall, the survey speaks to the desire for kids to take personal responsibility, be engaged, and make good choices, from cleaning up their rooms to developing healthy eating habits to doing their homework.
The resolutions parents chose confirm the findings of cognitive scientists—that much of life’s success is made up of a series of well-executed basics repeated over time.
K¹² says its curriculum is based on cognitive science designed to increase educational engagement and effectiveness.
The survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of K¹² Inc. from Dec 17-19, 2012 among 2,309 adults ages 18 and older, among which 421 are parents of child(ren) age 6-17. The survey findings were released today, Dec. 31.
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